Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle
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Published:
New York, NY : Nation Books, [2009].
Status:
Westover Adult Nonfiction
302.23 HEDGE
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We now live in two Americas. One?now the minority?functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other?the majority?is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority?which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected?presidential debate and political rhetoric is pitched at a sixth-grade reading level. In this ?other America,” serious film and theater, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins of society.

In the tradition of Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism and Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death, Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges navigates this culture?attending WWF contests, the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas, and Ivy League graduation ceremonies?to expose an age of terrifying decline and heightened self-delusion.

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Book
Physical Desc:
vii, 232 pages ; 22.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1568584377, 9781568584379

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hedges, C. (2009). Empire of illusion: the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle. New York, NY: Nation Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hedges, Chris. 2009. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. New York, NY: Nation Books.

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Hedges, Chris, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. New York, NY: Nation Books, 2009.

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Hedges, Chris. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. New York, NY: Nation Books, 2009. Print.

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